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In Memory of Mr. Donald Ray Sykes

posted May 10, 2017, 1:53 PM by Sharon H Anderson
Donald Ray Sykes

The smiles he could give were contagious

And warmed you from the inside out

He never seemed to be in a bad mood

His love of God was never in doubt.

He never really enjoyed being still

When he knew there was work to be done

Though when it was time to take a break

He also knew how to have fun.

We can’t explain the difference it made

Having him here with us each day

Yet his absence most could explain clearly

Although it is felt in many different ways.

A song or a prayer and always a smile

Are the legacy he leaves in our hearts

We must pick up the torch that he carried

We will pitch in and all do our parts.

It’s amazing to think how just one man

Changed so many lives with his smile

Donald Ray Sykes has done all that and more

We are all better for having walked with him this mile.

Although our hearts break as we say goodbye

And we feel such a heavy sense of loss

We know that we are so Blessed

That God allowed our paths to cross.

Lara Keaton Barber

May 10, 2017